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Re: Problem with cat under bash shell

 --- Lionel Barnett <> wrote: 
> Hi,
> Still no joy on this problem (Cygwin ver 1.5.11)
> bash -c "cat << EOF"
> fails with:
> cat: -: Permission denied
> The corresponding command under sh, tcsh or zsh causes no problem.

Seems like it could be a permissions problem with /tmp.  Lines 1162 -
1164 in the strace output (attached) are:

  743  120125 [main] cat 2668 fhandler_base::raw_read: ReadFile
/tmp/sh-thd-1095306567 failed, Win32 error 59
 1746  121871 [main] cat 2668 seterrno_from_win_error:
/netrel/src/cygwin-1.5.11-1/winsup/cygwin/ windows error
  756  122627 [main] cat 2668 geterrno_from_win_error: unknown windows
error 59, setting errno to 13

The directory listing for /tmp is:

drwxr-xr-x    1 lionel   Domain U     4096 Sep 16 09:26 tmp

which looks ok to me, so I'm none the wiser. However, a workaround was
to symlink /tmp to C:\temp.

Would still like to know why the read of /tmp fails, 'though.

Attached are strace and cygcheck output.


Lionel B

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